Louis Arthur “Lou” Bosco, loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great- grandfather, died Aug. 2, 2014 at the Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility in Harbor Springs, Mich.
Lou was born on March 6, 1935, in Elgin, Ill., the son of Louis and Louise (Becker) Bosco.
He attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Northern Illinois University; and San Jose State University.
Throughout his life, Lou ran businesses associated with RV parts in Americus, Ga.; Fayette, Ohio; and Can-ada, owned and operated a restaurant/bar called The Chalet in Archbold, Ohio, sold real estate in Palm Springs, Calif., and headed up the transportation division of the annual Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament.
On Aug. 3, 1990, Louis married his “true love,” Rebecca Dierker, and the two made their home in Palm Springs, Calif.
In June of 2013, Lou and Rebecca relocated to Lou’s favorite place, Harbor Springs, Mich., where he enjoyed the beauty of the four seasons and spending time with his beloved family.
Lou will be remembered most for his larger than life personality, faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his sense of humor, motivation, his positive attitude extended to his family and his love for his family and friends.
He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Notre Dame football fan and will be deeply missed by all who knew him, for our world is a better place for Lou having been here.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca; five children, Jeff (Barb) Bosco of Petoskey, Mich., Kirk Bosco of San Clemente, Calif., Brooke (Sheri) Bosco of Archbold, Ohio, Kim Ginn (Rick Stotzer) of Archbold, Ohio, and Steph (Mike) Ferrin of San Pedro, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Lucas (Britt) Bosco, Stacy (Todd) Guelde, Zach Bosco, Hannah Bosco, Drew Ginn, Connor Ginn, and Max Ferrin; five great-grandchildren, Callie Guelde, Zayd Guelde, Daylin Bosco, Tyson Bosco, and Brenden Bosco; sister, Cindy (Dean) Snowdon of Roscoe, Ill.; nieces and nephews, Kristin (Andrew) Fisher, Bethany (Ian) Walters, Mark (Jess) Boheim, Rachel Boheim, and Jonathan (Kate) Snowdon; grand-niece, Holland Walters; mother-in-law, Wilma Dierker (Lou’s Weemster); and by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Pris (Keith) Boheim and Rodger (Shelley) Dierker.
He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Louise and Ray Dunteman; father, Louis Bosco; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Dierker; and by his father-in-law, Rev EW Dierker.
Those wishing to honor Lou’s memory are asked to make a donation to Zion Lutheran Church, 500 W. Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI 49770 or The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 902 Maple Street, Inglewood, CA 90301.
A memorial service cele-brating Lou’s life will be held at a later date and will be announced by the Stone Funeral Home of Petoskey.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 ESV-Posted 8.5, 3:07 pm